20 companies will be performing in four venues at the Downtown Arts Centre (28 Rebecca Street) while one company performs at the Pearl Company (16 Steven Street).
Tickets are only $8 each and available at the door. A Fringe Pass ($60 for 10 performances and can be used for two people) can be purchased in advance at the Fringe Office in Jackson Square (just along from Denniger’s). Everyone needs to buy a Fringe “Backer” Button ($2 each). Once bought the button is good throughout the entire Festival (as long as you don’t lose it).
Hamilton Fringe 2007 Schedule (Adobe Acrobat)
The 21 shows that make up this year’s Festival are:
The Ballad of Monish (Marty Green Productions,
Balls (Ten Foot Pole Productions,
Berbie’s Jam (The Ugly Stiks, Hamilton) Seven saplings spawned from the Ugly tree, and forcibly exiled from their home planet on the outer rim of Scmegma 74. Enter their minds! The time is now…Your beating awaits.
Bourgee-Bush Woman (Under The Blood Productions,
Crack (Hammer Theatre,
In The Kitchen (Silver Fox Productions,
The Lesson (Teatr Korzenie,
Mary Go Round (Work in Progress Theatre,
Nailing the Hammer (Productive Smog,
The Newspaper (Global Village Idiot Productions,
Obstacles to Love (Theatre Terrapax Borealis,
Ode To Humanity, or The History of the Human Race – Abridged (Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre,
Perfect Wives, Desperate Lives (Perfectly Desperate Productions,
Pillar: Passion Pie (
Skinning the Cat (Solstice Productions, Ancaster) Kevin Arthur Land’s comic-drama. In the early hours of the morning, Bruce is kidnapped from his suburban home and taken to an empty warehouse by a young man named Ned. Over the course of the day, it becomes clear that there is more to these men than there would appear.
Shifting Mozart (Op-Erratic Productions (
Skitz-in-frona-ya: The Improv Show (Skitz-in-frona-ya,
Speed-the-Plow The Absolute Truth (
Summer Offensive: 3 Short Plays by David Demchuk (Theatre Erebus Inc., Hamilton) Erebus has strung a number of David Demschuk’s short plays together to create an anthology piece including a remount of If Betty Should Rise, which was a hit for Theatre Erebus at the 1990 Edinburgh Fringe.
Talk Thirty to Me (Oyster Productions,
Fringe 4 You!…/3
Where Our Soles Lie (On the Grid Productions,
Who the Hell Started All This? (Fallen
The Hamilton Fringe Festival is one of 25 yearly events licensed by The Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF). The Fringe Festival concept began with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which started in 1952.
The four governing rules of any Fringe Festival are: 1) Entrants are chosen on a “first-come, first-served” basis; 2) 100% of all ticket revenue must be returned to the artist; 3) There must be artistic freedom – no censorship is allowed; 4) There must be accessibility for all companies.
The 2007 Hamilton Fringe Festival is generously sponsored by: Acclamation Bar & Grill, Arts Hamilton, Cameron’s Brewing Co., Canadian Heritage, City of Hamilton, Copydog, Downtown Arts Centre, Downtown Hamilton BIA, Theatre Aquarius and Media Sponsors: AM900 CHML, 102.9 K-Lite fm, Cable 14, Oldies 1150, The Hamilton Spectator, The Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund, THEZine, View, Wave 94.7fm, and Y108.
For more information visit www.hamiltonfringe.ca